Daily Archives: February 17, 2016

State’s largest citrus growers’ group endorses radical cuts

The board of directors for Lakeland-based Citrus Mutual endorsed the proposal by 12 of Florida’s largest citrus growers less than two days after a letter outlining the plan arrived at the Citrus Department headquarters in Bartow like a thunderclap.

State’s largest citrus growers’ group endorses radical cuts

US fight over gunman’s locked iPhone could have big impact

The clash brings to a head a long-simmering debate between technology companies insistent on protecting digital privacy and law enforcement agencies concerned about becoming unable to recover evidence or eavesdrop on the communications of terrorists or criminals.

US fight over gunman’s locked iPhone could have big impact

NJ officials again ask court to legalize sports betting

Proponents hope New Jersey will be permitted to legalize sports betting to boost revenues for the state and its ailing casinos and racetracks. But they have some formidable opponents: the NCAA and the four major pro sports leagues, the NFL, NBA, NHL and Major League Baseball.

NJ officials again ask court to legalize sports betting

Puerto Rico pushes tax incentives for wealthy amid crisis

Officials hosted a meeting for investors on Thursday to promote local tax incentives aimed at luring the wealthy. Speakers include former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and New York hedge fund billionaire John Paulson, who recently bought some of Puerto Rico’s most upscale resorts as the island struggles to emerge from a nine-year economic slump.

Puerto Rico pushes tax incentives for wealthy amid crisis

Provo Mayor Curtis to give state of city over social media

For those Provo residents anticipating which stunt Mayor John Curtis has up his sleeve for this year’s State of the City address, the wait is almost over.

Provo Mayor Curtis to give state of city over social media

‘American Idol’ continues with one local down and one still fighting

Post-Hollywood Week on the Farewell Season of “American Idol” has proven pretty tough for the Top 24 vocalists, as the focus has shifted more from just recognizing talented singers to keying i…

‘American Idol’ continues with one local down and one still fighting

Sen. Bramble drafting bill to require anesthesia for a fetus before some abortions

SALT LAKE CITY — A Utah senator is working on legislation that would require doctors to administer anesthesia to a fetus before an abortion based on the premise that the fetus can feel pain.

Sen. Bramble drafting bill to require anesthesia for a fetus before some abortions

Provo police investigating suspicious package along Provo River Trail

Provo Police and the city’s explosive disposal team have responded to a call that a suspicious package has been found along the Provo River Trail.

Provo police investigating suspicious package along Provo River Trail

Rhea Simons: Ordinary Salem woman with extraordinary influence

With thousands of crucial yet everyday people comprising the Utah Valley community, the Daily Herald would like to further highlight and share the real stories and impact of those who have rec…

Rhea Simons: Ordinary Salem woman with extraordinary influence

Utah women competing in video contest on how to save 10 percent of income

Saving for retirement is not all that exciting, but a few locals are trying to make it so.

Utah women competing in video contest on how to save 10 percent of income